X Factor Top 16 Preview (VIDEO) (UPDATED)

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The X Factor begins LIVE shows tonight on FOX at 8/7c. The Top 16, split into 4 group–Simon Cowell’s Groups, Britney Spear’s Teens, Demi Lovato’s Young Adults and L.A. Reid’s Over 25s–will perform live for the first time. We’ll also get a first look at the 4 judges coping with doing their jobs under the high pressure of live television.

Watch a preview of each group after the jump.

UPDATE: MEET THE TOP 16

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